Pride

Advocacy Canada says it is seeking legal opinion on how the Charter governs the powers of local governments with respect to a conversion therapy ban. (Black Press file photo)

Kelowna advocates seek legal opinion after municipal conversion therapy ban request denied

Advocacy Canada is still fighting for a local conversion therapy ban in Kelowna

 

Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)

2021 Kelowna Pride officially underway

The theme for this year is ‘25 Years of the Pride Movement - The Work is Not Done’

 

Kate Fagervik, artistic director of the Salmon Arm Pride Project, and organizer Althea Mongerson stand in the Pride Palace across Hudson Avenue from the art gallery on Monday, Oct. 18, the beginning of the Salmon Arm Pride Project Arts & Awareness Festival continuing to Oct. 24. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Support for Salmon Arm’s Pride Project Festival delights organizers

Events include guided walks, art exhibition, craft sales, digital film festival and more

 

The Salmon Arm Art Gallery will feature Breaking the Binary, 12 2SLGBTQ+ artists who explore gender and sexuality binaries in contemporary society, from Oct. 16 to Dec. 11, 2021. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Art Gallery, Shuswap Theatre among highlights of Pride Project Festival

Events go from Oct. 18 to 24, with Breaking the Binary at Arts Centre from Oct. 16 to Dec. 11

The Salmon Arm Art Gallery will feature Breaking the Binary, 12 2SLGBTQ+ artists who explore gender and sexuality binaries in contemporary society, from Oct. 16 to Dec. 11, 2021. (File photo)
Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)

Kelowna Pride Week postponed to October

Kelowna Pride Society cited COVID-19 concerns and public health restrictions as part of its decision

Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)
Two participants march at Kelowna Pride 2019 (Kelowna Pride Society)

Kelowna Pride Week a go for September

This year’s pride week will take place from September 10 to 19

Two participants march at Kelowna Pride 2019 (Kelowna Pride Society)
Line West Ltd. staff add a purple stripe to the triple-rainbow crosswalk going in at the intersection of Hudson Avenue NE and McLeod Street SE, near the Salmon Arm Arts Centre. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Road closed as triple-rainbow crosswalk painted in downtown Salmon Arm

Crosswalk part of ongoing effort to make Salmon Arm a safe and inclusive place

Line West Ltd. staff add a purple stripe to the triple-rainbow crosswalk going in at the intersection of Hudson Avenue NE and McLeod Street SE, near the Salmon Arm Arts Centre. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The crosswalk is at Third Street and Mackenzie and was installed on June 17. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Painting a rainbow: First Pride crosswalk installed in Revelstoke

‘It signals to the community that this city is inclusive,’ Mayor Gary Sulz

The crosswalk is at Third Street and Mackenzie and was installed on June 17. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Vancouver Canucks players wore rainbow-coloured jerseys and matching Pride tape on their sticks for a game at Rogers Arena in 2018. (Vancouver Canucks photo/Twitter)

Task force shares ideas to help Canadian sports associations be more LGBTQ-inclusive

Canada’s Sport Inclusion Task Force launches website during Pride Month

Vancouver Canucks players wore rainbow-coloured jerseys and matching Pride tape on their sticks for a game at Rogers Arena in 2018. (Vancouver Canucks photo/Twitter)
A Kelowna Pride Festival 2019 participant holds up a flag. (Kelowna Pride Society)

Kelowna Pride, RCMP continue to work on ‘Safe Place Program’

A new committee has been formed to refine the ‘Safe Place Program’ created by the Kelowna RCMP

A Kelowna Pride Festival 2019 participant holds up a flag. (Kelowna Pride Society)
Clea Roddick and Maizie Newnes look at an exhibit created by Karmen Krahn at the PRIDE Exhibition at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery on Friday, Oct. 16 during Salmon Arm’s first PRIDE Project Arts & Awareness Festival, held Oct. 14 through 17. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

What’s the good news, 2020? First Pride Project festival in Salmon Arm met with enthusiasm

The Salmon Arm Observer looks back at some of the year’s positive stories

Clea Roddick and Maizie Newnes look at an exhibit created by Karmen Krahn at the PRIDE Exhibition at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery on Friday, Oct. 16 during Salmon Arm’s first PRIDE Project Arts & Awareness Festival, held Oct. 14 through 17. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Clea Roddick and Maizie Newnes look at an exhibit created by Karmen Krahn at the PRIDE Exhibition at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 during Salmon Arm’s first PRIDE Project Arts Awareness Festival, held Oct. 14 through 17. (File photo)
Clea Roddick and Maizie Newnes look at an exhibit created by Karmen Krahn at the PRIDE Exhibition at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 during Salmon Arm’s first PRIDE Project Arts Awareness Festival, held Oct. 14 through 17. (File photo)
City council hears what a success Salmon Arm’s first Pride Project Arts & Awareness Festival on Oct. 14 to 18, 2020 was. (Caytlin Mary Photography photo)

First Salmon Arm Pride Festival evokes gratitude, emotion from city council

Presenters describe how festival celebrating LGBTQ2S+ community changed lives

City council hears what a success Salmon Arm’s first Pride Project Arts & Awareness Festival on Oct. 14 to 18, 2020 was. (Caytlin Mary Photography photo)
Cristian Quijas and Patrick Ryley pause in front of The Proud Grammas’ Piecing it Together exhibit, created by quilters Miki Mann and Claudette Coté, part of the PRIDE Exhibition at the Salmon Arm Art Galley on Friday, Oct. 16 during Salmon Arm’s first PRIDE Project Arts Awareness Festival from Oct. 14 to 17. The two quilters put together place mat-sized quilts representing 15 different flags within the LGBTQ2S+ community. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Pride Project festival shows Salmon Arm ‘ready to imagine a new world’

Organizers pleased with attendance and inspiring attitudes at first festival for community

Cristian Quijas and Patrick Ryley pause in front of The Proud Grammas’ Piecing it Together exhibit, created by quilters Miki Mann and Claudette Coté, part of the PRIDE Exhibition at the Salmon Arm Art Galley on Friday, Oct. 16 during Salmon Arm’s first PRIDE Project Arts Awareness Festival from Oct. 14 to 17. The two quilters put together place mat-sized quilts representing 15 different flags within the LGBTQ2S+ community. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Cristian Quijas and Patrick Ryley pause in front of The Proud Grammas’ Piecing it Together exhibit, created by quilters Miki Mann and Claudette Coté, part of the PRIDE Exhibition at the Salmon Arm Art Galley on Friday, Oct. 16 during Salmon Arm’s first PRIDE Project Arts Awareness Festival from Oct. 14 to 17. The two quilters put together place mat-sized quilts representing 15 different flags within the LGBTQ2S+ community. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

First Pride Project festival in Salmon Arm met with enthusiasm

Organizers pleased with attendance and inspiring attitudes, still more events Oct. 17

Cristian Quijas and Patrick Ryley pause in front of The Proud Grammas’ Piecing it Together exhibit, created by quilters Miki Mann and Claudette Coté, part of the PRIDE Exhibition at the Salmon Arm Art Galley on Friday, Oct. 16 during Salmon Arm’s first PRIDE Project Arts Awareness Festival from Oct. 14 to 17. The two quilters put together place mat-sized quilts representing 15 different flags within the LGBTQ2S+ community. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
The second annual Vernon Pride Prom has been postponed to Aug. 28, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Stock photo/Allie Smith)

Vernon Pride Prom organizers set late-August dance date

Second-annual dance for LGBTQ+ youth scheduled for Aug. 28

The second annual Vernon Pride Prom has been postponed to Aug. 28, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Stock photo/Allie Smith)
The second annual Vernon Pride Prom is in the works, though organizers aren’t sure when the event will be held given the coronavirus pandemic. (Stock photo/Allie Smith)

Vernon Pride Prom in the works, date uncertain due to pandemic

Second annual event for LGBTQ+ youth is tentatively set for June 27.

The second annual Vernon Pride Prom is in the works, though organizers aren’t sure when the event will be held given the coronavirus pandemic. (Stock photo/Allie Smith)